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Community cooking classes

Meet your neighbours, pick up new skills and boost your confidence in the kitchen

Are you a kitchen newbie who needs to learn a few skills to get started?
Or a parent or carer who wants to add some new, affordable meals to your week? Or are you living alone and looking for a way to get out and do something different?

We’ve put together a programme of cooking classes, for local people of all ages and experience levels. They’re fun, friendly sessions, designed to give you the skills and confidence you need to enjoy cooking for yourself and others.

Some are courses that run for several weeks, others are one-offs or drop-offs; they’re all either free or very low cost. And you’ll always get to eat what you’ve made, or take it home for later.

Want to get cooking?

We’re finalising our schedule right now, and will post all our different classes and courses here once they’re available to book. In the meantime, here’s a flavour of what we’ll be offering.

Cooking demo

Three Ways With…

Wednesday 30 November, 7pm – 8.30pm

Join us for a practical cooking demonstration, during which we’ll show you three ways to use a key ingredient to make a delicious dish from scratch. Which ingredient will we be using this time? Come along and find out.

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Cooking class

Festive Cooking

Tuesday 20 December, 10.30am – 12.30pm

Come and get in a festive mood with this hands-on cooking class. You’ll make something savoury and something sweet, and get to take them home to share. For adults and children aged 8 and over (under 14s must come with a ticket-holding adult).

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Essential Skills
Cooking class

Essential Kitchen Skills

Dates and times TBC

Join us for an intro class, which will take you through some of the basics you need to create meals from scratch. Whether it’s the best way to chop and prepare meat and vegetables or how to make perfect rice, you’ll learn skills and tricks to boost your confidence.

After School Drop-in
Drop-in session

After School Drop-in

Dates and times TBC

Call in to the kitchen on your way home from school and learn how to make smoothies, snacks and light bites that will keep you going all the way until dinner. You’ll get to eat (or drink) whatever you make, and we’ll give you the recipes to take home.

Feed Your Family For A Fiver
Cooking class

Feed Your Family For A Fiver

Dates and times TBC

Come and learn how to cook a family meal from scratch. We’ll provide the ingredients and take you through the recipe step by step. Your family can take part in the cooking, or join you later to eat your meal; or, if you prefer, you can take it home.

Cook With Your Pantry Basket
Cooking demo

Cook With Your Pantry Basket

Dates and times TBC

Find out how to turn the contents of your Pantry basket into some quick and tasty meals. We’ll take you through the best way to prep any unusual ingredients, and suggest some recipes that combine what you’ve got with storecupboard staples.

Get on our invite list

If you live in the Kings Cross area, and are interested in joining us for cooking classes and / or community meals, please sign up here. We’ll get in touch when we’re putting on a new class or meal, and will allocate places on a first-come-first-served basis.